22:00 - The Best (Najbolja)
The Best last appeared online back in 2016, few weeks after which she won the Time Crystal Award at the Leap Second Festival. She seems to be taking a low profile ever since her failed attempt to make a solo show at the SC Gallery in Zagreb in 2017. There have been a few reports of sightings mostly at shows and performances where she wore her signature T-shirt. The Best is a performance artist known for staging nuanced representations of intimate relationships that weave together dance, theatre and personal biographies. She forks traditional methods of Role Play and Real Game Play, to induce states that could potentially be a fiction, or a yet, unlived reality. She works closely with networks of players, everything is unique and unrehearsed. Her work focuses on exploring alternative tools and patterns of behaviour through role play. She uses a wide variety of mediums to explore the process by which identity is created, sustained and replicated. The Best has been screened and exhibited internationally. She is a project - actually she did a project where people were invited to troll in the voice channels of multiplayer love games during live performances. She is a member of a free jazz duo - actually trio, now quartet - no actually it was supposed to be only her.
Born in 1976, 1982, 1989, 1990 and then again in 1992. In 1999. The Best graduates at the department of telecommunications at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering in Zagreb where she in 2004. earns the title of M. Sc. of Telecommunications. In 2009 she graduates at the department of psychology at Center for Croatian Studies. In 2010 she acquires a BA degree at the University for Art in Berlin, at the Hochschuelubergreifendes Tanz Zentrum for “Contemporary dance, choreography and context”. In 2011. she begins promoting and advocates copyleft agenda through the QuestionCopyright.org platform. Since 2011. she works as a pedagogue in the field of performing arts. In 2012 she enrolls in the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb, at the department of animated film and new media where she graduates twice - once in 2017 and once in 2018. In 2013 she is a part of the organizational board (OOPP) of Zagreb Pride (LGBT Pride Parade) and becomes a member of the coordination team of ekscena (Experimental Independent Scene/Eksperimentalna Slobodna Scena) association for development and affirmation of performing arts in Zagreb. From 2014 she is no longer associated with either of the above mentioned NGOs. As a psychologist she partakes in ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy), and from the 2014. she is an external associate of an association for prevention and treatment of addiction. In 2014 she takes part in the ERASMUS student exchange program, two times, at the Facultad de bellas Artes Complutense in Madrid. In 2015 as part of TASK PlatformaHR Festival she wins the Audience Award for Best Performance. The same year she tours to the End of the World, and performed at the Locomotion festival in Skopje, North Macedonia, just after she performs at Kondenz festival Belgrade, Serbia. She is interested in the field of performing arts, film and its derivatives, contemporary artistic practices, comic-books and activism, storytelling, automatic writing etc. She is also focused on implementation of meditation practices in the process and the development of performative practices. She is currently practicing her knowledge at the department for human resources in one Croatian company. She is a multiple award winner (PlatformaHR, Leap Second, Marin Držić). Artistically she cooperates with many local and foreign artists and artist groups.
The Best is a precarious worker.